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Gilmer Letters Civil War Letters of Russell County
Monterey, Highland Co. Va
August 17th, 61
Dear Uncle,
It is with sorrow that I address you in these words; I am here at Monterey waiting on the sick, Edmonson is very low, he is appearantly senseless, knows nothing, hardly. he did today recognize me while I was feeding him, poor fellow lays all the time, can't feed himself. I have four sick boys in this house, David Slaughter, &, Cummings Fletcher, I came back from the Allegany to day. Reves was tolerable well. All the boys but Edmonson are getting better, Draton Smith died a day or so ago, We are boarding at Flemings, in town, I take the best care of them I can, I have done and will do everything in my power to aid them, I could fill this out with different news, but I am tired; and it is late in the night, besides I have just wrote a letter and have another to write to let the boys know how we do. So farewll for to night, Write soon
George R. Cowan
G. R. Cowan
Tell aunt Polly howdy, for me and all the ballance.
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